With pitchers and catchers reporting to Lakeland, Florida today for the unofficial start to Spring Training for the Detroit Tigers , let’s talk some MLB on another cold February in the Motor City Below you will find my predictions for the 2014 MLB season. We’ll start with the National League.
The N.L East was won by the Atlanta Braves last season and it took a late season surge for the Washington Nationals to finish ten games back of Atlanta. This season, I see Washington taking the division crown, followed by the Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. I have the New York Mets pegged for fourth place, followed by the Miami Marlins.
The N.L. Central was taken by the St. Louis Cardinals last season while both the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates secured Wild Card berths. I expect these three teams to once again battle for the division championship. Give me the Reds to outlast the field, followed, by the Cards and Pirates. I have the Chicago Cubs in fourth place, followed by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Over in the N.L. West the Los Angeles Dodgers are the defending champs. This season, I have the San Francisco Giants topping the division in 2014, followed by the Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies respectively.
Moving on to the American League, the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox are the top dog. Look for them to once again take the A.L. East, followed by the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees. I have the Baltimore Orioles pegged for the No. 4 sot, followed by the Toronto Blue Jays in what should be a very hard fought division race between all five teams.
The A.L. Central has been owned by the Detroit Tigers and I see them squeezing out another division crown in 2014. Look for the Kansas City Royals to finish as a close second, followed by the Cleveland Indians. I have the Minnesota Twins in the four spot, followed by the Chicago White Sox.
Finally, the A.L. West features the Oakland A’s as the defending champions. I have the Texas Rangers winning the crown, followed by the A’s and Los Angeles Angles. The Seattle Mariners will be a feisty team and finish fourth, followed by the Houston Astros.
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